Revell 1/72 Me 410A-2/U4

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  1. aircro

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    #1 aircro, Mar 2, 2011
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    I've got this model as gift sunday before (10 days ago). It's of course old Matchbox and looks nice - lenght is ok and wing span is 1mm to long - negligible. I compared it with Mushroom drawings which is not in proportion - 1,3mm in lenght and 4mm in span too short.
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    And when I finished this yesterday...
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    ... then I discovered that on almost all photos 'Hornet' have closed WHEEL DOORS:shock:STUPID:banghead:STUPID:banghead:STUPID:banghead:!!!!
     
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    Lots of good work going on there!
     
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    Yep...keep working on.:)
     
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    Looking good so far.
     
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    Not bad at all....:D
     
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    Yep some nice detailing going on
     
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    #7 dogsbody, Mar 5, 2011
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    What you have there is definetely not the Matchbox kit repop. To me, it looks like it might be the old Lindberg kit. I can't remember if Revell did a Me410 way back in the 60's or not.
     
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    I've just noticed the raised panel detail, so I tend to agree that it's not the old Matchbox kit. I seem to recall that both Revell and Frog produced a '410 in the mid to late 1960s, so possibly the original Revell moulds?
     
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    Hm:confused:, but Matchbox's B-17G, Bf 110C, Gladiator also had raised panel lines, so are they Matchbox mould or not:scratch:. To me it looks to much as Bf 110, hard to not be Matchbox.
     
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    How many differnt colours in the plastic of the kit? If it's a Matchbox there will genrally be at least two if not three
     
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    So....what unit will this model be a part of? ZG1? ZG26?
     
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    I've still got an original-issue, un-built Matchbox B17G, and it's got engraved panel lines and details. The company were the first to introduce engraved lines, and are known for their trench-like depth. AFAIK, all of their kits were engraved, from first introduction, to the demise of the brand.
    When Revell acquired the Matchbox moulds, the issues were released in a single-colour plastic, replacing the 3 colours used by MB, which was aimed at the younger modeller, to attract a new audience, where painting wasn't required. These were released alongside 'traditional' Revell kits, and also with Revell re-boxings of kits from other manufacturers.
    Looking at the pics of your kit, I don't think it's a former Matchbox moulding and, if not in a Revell box, could be Frog, or the re-packaged Novo example of the same kit, or an original Revell. (The detail looks a little heavy for Frog).
     
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    1 of 2 decals is for II/ZG26(think 6. Staffel) so I decided for that one.
     
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    #14 aircro, Mar 8, 2011
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    Update from last time
    Sinks
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    Loose time with this
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    So decide to scratch matrix
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    Intake in drawings looks more like Kagero than Mushroom
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    Underwing intake
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    Radiator how I made
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    Interior
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    Stick
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    BK 5 compared with BK 7,5 of Italieri Hs 129B-3, will be a bit thined because barrel ain't properly round
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    And tail wheel with spring and wire from what is made

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    Added small holes, side rod and wire
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    Incredible. Tough build but your making a real gem out of it. Nicely done!
     
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    I second that...!
     
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    Good stuff.
     
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    I know it's not the Matchbox kit 'cause I compared the photos with the kit in my stash.


    Chris
     
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    Great details!

    looking forward to see it finished

    Best regards
     
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